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post #1 of 23
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I sold a OEM copy of Windows XP on eBay which I installed on my Macbook and it worked perfectly, and it passed Windows Activation. I later removed it and sold it on eBay and the buyer claims that it did not pass windows Activation online or by phone.

How come it isn't working for him? It worked perfectly for me and I had no problems at all.

Is there anything I should tell him to try? Man I am like freaking out right now too because I had no problems installing it.

I don't want to refund his money since he could have written the XP Serial Number down somewhere and use it to his own benefit.
post #2 of 23
Oem copy is tied to the motherboard. So since you installed it on yours it will not work on any other computer. Basically one time use.

You scammed him and you didn't even know it.
Edited by speculate - 5/10/11 at 3:14pm
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This would be because you authenticated an OEM install on a machine. It's now locked to your macbook. Well done.
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Oem copy is tied to the motherboard. So since you installed it on yours it will not work on any other computer. Basically one time use.
Is there any way to remove the motherboard tie? I mean I really don't want to end up having to refund his money =/
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Is there any way to remove the motherboard tie? I mean I really don't want to end up having to refund his money =/
You can mail him your macbook.
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As far as I know, you cannot. I would say have him return the CD and refund the money.
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As far as I know, you cannot. I would say have him return the CD and refund the money.
Dang, well that sucks. In that case, is there anyway to upgrade WIndows XP to windows 7 or will I need to buy a full version of Windows 7?
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You owe him a refund
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you can mail him your macbook.
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I'm not sure if they give a new key or what but people have been successful in installing another oem copy on another computer by calling Microsoft and telling them that their motherboard died.
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